Tuesday, February 18, 2014

High Sierra (1941)

After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort.......

An aged gangster Big Mac, played by Donald MacBride, is planning a robbery at a California resort in Palm Springs. He wants the experienced Roy Earle, played by Humphrey Bogart, to lead the heist and to take charge of the operation.Roy drives across the country to a camp in the mountains to meet up with the three men who will assist him in the heist; Louis Mendoza, Red, and Babe. Babe brought along a young woman by the name of Marie to the camp. And there is even an adopted dog, which was played by Bogart's own. The heist goes wrong when they are interrupted by a security guard and the chase is on.

Ida Lupino as Marie
Humphrey Bogart as Roy Earle
Alan Curtis as Babe
Arthur Kennedy as Red
Joan Leslie as Velma
Henry Hull as Doc Banton
Henry Travers as Pa
Jerome Cowan as Healy
Minna Gombell as Mrs. Baughmam
Donald MacBride as Big Mac

Directed by
Raoul Walsh

The film was remade twice:

 Colorado Territory (1949)
Joel McCrea
Virginia Mayo
Directed by Raoul Walsh.

I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
Jack Palance
Shelley Winters
Directed by Stuart Heisler.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, yes, Bogey. WHere would films of this era have been without him?